Upstate NY Barn Wedding

When Sarah and Wade contacted me about having their wedding in Upstate NY at Sarahs family barn, I was beyond excited. Starting from scratch for a wedding can be daunting but making each detail fit the bride and groom is so rewarding.

We worked together for just over a year, the details all came together and the end results was amazing.

The day started at Sarahs parents place, right next to the barn. Special Occasion Hair Design did an amazing job making each of the woman look fabulous. The dogs even joined in on the fun.

Photo Credit: Michael Fisher Photography

That dress though.

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Sarah and Wade’s first look was so adorable it almost hurts. Their love for each other is infectious!

Photo Credit: Michael Fisher Photography
Photo Credit: Michael Fisher Photography
Photo Credit: Michael Fisher Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

The flower girls during the ceremony almost stole the show, but Sarah and her dad and then of course the Sarah and Wade really made the whole ceremony so special.

Photo Credit: Michael Fisher Photography
Photo Credit: Michael Fisher Photography
Photo Credit: Michael Fisher Photography

The barn set up was gorgeous. A grand entrance, with family style seating within and a dance floor with a covered tent just outside the barn. Perfect place for a party!

Photo Credit: Michael Fisher Photography
Photo Credit: Michael Fisher Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah’s dad actually made the escort card holders.

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Every details was thought out, even keeping the kids occupied with these adorable kids activity packs.

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Amazing desserts provided by Scratch Bakeshop

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A beautiful sunset, and lots of dancing made the day complete.

 

Photo Credit: Michael Fisher Photography
Photo Credit: Michael Fisher Photography
Photo Credit: Michael Fisher Photography
Photo Credit: Michael Fisher Photography

Photo Credit: Michael Fisher Photography
Photo Credit: Michael Fisher Photography

 

Photo Credit: Michael Fisher Photography

Thanks Sarah and Wade for letting us be a part of your wedding day!!!

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Rochester NY Oak Hill Wedding

This wedding started and ended at Oak Hill in Rochester NY and was gorgeous from start to finish. From the big to little details, it was all there. Add in that it was the first wedding of the season for us… perfection.

Lets start with the gorgeous and move from there…. The veil and dress gaaaahhhhh.

Photo Credit: Natalie Sinisgalli Photography
Photo Credit: Natalie Sinisgalli Photography

 

You can see the full effect here when she was going to do a first look with her father. Huge props to Natalie for this shot. It is one of my favorites.

Photo Credit: Natalie Sinisgalli Photography

Ahhh the anticipation… I love a first look!

The wedding ceremony was held at  Linehan Chapel, beautiful inside and out!

Photo Credit: Natalie Sinisgalli Photography

 

The details for this wedding were to die for… The head table had napkins that were embroadiered with their initials. Such a great idea, as they can take them home and use again for all the future family dinner parties.

Photo Credit: Natalie Sinisgalli Photography

Champagne makes people happy, champagne bars… even happier.

Photo Credit: Natalie Sinisgalli Photography
Photo Credit: Natalie Sinisgalli Photography

Doesn’t get much more regal and romatic as this!

Photo Credit: Natalie Sinisgalli Photography
Photo Credit: Natalie Sinisgalli Photography

Desert by the amazing, five of each please. The Groom went to Villinova, so Scratch came up with this dessert display as the grooms cake.

Photo Credit: Natalie Sinisgalli Photography

Orient Express kept everyone moving all night long, including the bride and groom who pretty much didn’t leave the dance floor all night.

Photo Credit: Natalie Sinisgalli Photography
Photo Credit: Natalie Sinisgalli Photography

Late night snacks finished the night off.

Photo Credit: Natalie Sinisgalli Photography
Photo Credit: Natalie Sinisgalli Photography

Seriously there was not a detail that wasn’t addressed. Such a fun day, great weather, great company and above all an amazing couple.

Rochester NY Wedding – Eileen and Nate

I know Eileen because her big sister is my best friend. So I can honestly say I got to see this engagement from the start to the finish as I was at her sisters house the night Eileen got engaged to Nate and was able to see the ring on the first day they were engaged.

Eileen and Nate are probably one of the most relaxed couples I have ever had the pleasure to work with. They honestly just wanted to have a big party, and them getting married was a great excuse and wow what a party it was.

The timeline for this wedding was so relaxed! We started the day with the girls getting ready and Eileen’s parents house.

 

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We moved on to Plantation Party House for a gorgeous ceremony. It was blazing hot as we thought it would be so we had adorable fans for programs.

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How much these two love each other and have such a unique relationship is so apparent and amazing to witness.

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Of course there was the party afterward, in which no one was sitting and everyone was dancing. Seriously how fun are these guys!

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That little guy in the corner I even got to drive around for the 30 minutes to put him to sleep so his mama (my best friend) could keep dancing. Your welcome Erin 🙂 Thank you thank you Eileen and Nate for allowing me to be a part of your day. I had a blast!

All above photo’s courtesy of Ryan Ballinger Photography. You rock!

Rochester NY Birthday Party – Movie Themed 

About a month and a half ago I started to try to plan my oldest daughters (BG3) seventh birthday party. I don’t know what goes on in everyone else’s house hold but my kids start planning their birthday parties 364 days out, and it changes 364 times. So I never know what to expect when I ask them what they want.

She wanted a movie themed birthday party. I was like… AMAZING… we can do it AT the movie theatre.

NOPE…

BG3- “But Mom if we do it at the movie theatre I can’t have an ice cream sundae bar! You can just set up a movie theatre in the basement and Grandma can make a movie theatre themed cake”

Well she just had it all figured out for me.

It was actually pretty awesome to design a party for one of my girls that didn’t have any pink in it. What was even more awesome was that it was Oscar night the day after the party, so all the decorations in Target were Oscar/Movie themed. So I took some of those, added a few more things, repurposed a few and voila, movie themed birthday party.

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Oh and how cute are the marquee letters, Michaels for the win.
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As you can see we had a plethora of pillows and blankets for the kids to watch the movie (Despicable Me 2). Once the craziness of the food, cake and presents was over I was able to sit back and just listen to them laugh hysterically at the movie. A pretty great #mommoment.

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My mother in law was able to pull off an amazing cake, all the kids were so excited that there was pop corn on the cake. One actually complained when his piece didn’t have any on it (we were scraping it off because we figured they wouldn’t want it).
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Also for dessert we had the infamous ice cream sundae bar.
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Each of the kids was able to take home a box of candy from the “Concession Stand” a pop corn container (thanks to the $1 section at Target) and a “Hollywood Walk of Fame” handprint.

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When the party is over, all the kids have gone home and your oldest daughter thanks you for such a “really awesome party Mom”, there is nothing greater.